By Mona Seghatoleslami
Violinist Shannon Lee will be leaving the warmth of Texas behind this weekend to play for us here in chilly Charleston, West Virginia.
She’ll be performing Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with the West Virginia Symphony. The rest of the concert’s program features music related to water—Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes, Handel’s Water Music, and Debussy’s La Mer.
On Saturday afternoon, you can meet this charming young violinist, talk to her about music, and hear her play a few pieces (including some Bach and selections from her debut CD) during a free informance at the Clay Center. They're especially encouraging young musicians to come to this event.
We had time for just a very short interview over the phone the other day, and here are some highlights from our conversation:
Listen to my interview with violinist Shannon Lee
And here’s an excerpt of her playing the piece she talked about in the interview:
Excerpt of Shannon Lee playing Carl Engel’s “Sea-Shell”
Looking for more? Shannon's CD has been added to our library, so you might catch her playing on Classical Music with Jim Lange. You can also check out videos of her playing on YouTube